Sterling Residence

Sterling Residence

The Sterling Residence is causing a big stir in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood. It was designed by rising-star local architectural firm Pb Elemental, and built in the middle of a hermetic swath of well-heeled 100-year old bungalows. Reporter Charles Mudede explores the controversy, while we pop over to the American Institute of Architects' website for a closer look at the house.

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According to this article, the jarring departure from the surrounding architecture that so infuriates the neighbors is precisely what earned it an American Institute of Architects Honor Award.

Pb Elemental doesn't appear to have been quite so directly provocative in their intentions, yet still asserts that the bungalows were a reflection of their time, and the Sterling Residence is a reflection of its time, now.

Read Mudede's article here.

Images: Tim Schlecht for the Stranger (top); AIA Seattle

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